With the unveiling of Summit — which has a peak performance of 200 petaflops, or 200,000 trillion calculations per second — the United States is once again in possession of the world’s speediest supercomputer.
With the Defense Department investing more funding into artificial intelligence platforms, Special Operations Command is also looking at how it can leverage such technologies to assist commandos around the globe.
Developers of artificial intelligence platforms have promised that such systems will revolutionize the future of warfare, but experts and analysts said that more synthetic data is needed for that promise to be realized.
In order to tackle growing cyber threats from around the globe, the Army is beginning to integrate cyber, electronic warfare, signals intelligence and military intelligence operations, service officials have recently said.
Military officials and industry experts have long discussed how artificial intelligence can benefit the warfighter. The technology promises to crunch mountains of data into easily digestible bites of actionable information and to predict when parts on a vehicle are about to wear out.